Welcome to Sculpture Saturday with Park Manager, Riley Fichter! Today, we explore Ben Lock’s sculpture, Shift (Due North). Ben created this piece out of fabricated steel in 2007. Plan your visit to this sculpture (it echoes inside!) at josephinesculpturepark.org. Check out and support Ben’s art at https://benlockart.com/home.html
Sculpture Saturday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union. Donate at josephinesculpturepark.org. Thank you!
This Sculpture Saturday, Park Manager Riley Fichter shows us one of his sculptures-in-progress, currently titled Fixation. At the time this video was filmed, Riley was still adding the finishing metal touches to the sculpture on the work pad. Now when you visit JSP, you can find Fixation installed in its new home! Riley is still working on the final touches, so stay tuned for more Sculpture Saturday video updates on this piece! Learn more about Riley’s work at rileyfichter.com and follow him on social media @fakeryebread.
Visit JSP and learn more at josephinesculpturepark.org.
Sculpture Saturday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union.
Conservation & Outreach Intern
Position Summary: Josephine Sculpture Park is seeking a hardworking and independent Conservation and Outreach intern to help us manage habitat, maintain park grounds, and conduct community outreach that promotes our mission to connect people with each other and the land through the arts. If interested, intern may design and implement their own program or project. Intern will also work with art studio interns to maintain park grounds and assist with events. The internship ranges from 10-20 hours per week from late May/early June through August (hours and dates are flexible and to be finalized with staff). Intern is responsible for making their own schedule and managing their time to complete tasks as assigned. Training provided as needed.
Reports To: Park Manager (primary); Program Director & Founding Director (secondary)
Summary of Essential Job Functions (may change:
- Help maintain park grounds to enhance native habitat. Assist in habitat and park management projects, such as installing nature playground, planting and caring for trees and native plants, addressing erosion issues, maintaining walking trails, mowing, weed eating, and removing invasive plant species.
- Document conservation and environmental education projects for social media and website content.
- Assist Program Director and contracted teaching artists in facilitating environmental education programs (often incorporating the arts), as needed.
- Assist staff, interns and volunteers in event setup, coordination and teardown, as needed.
- Represent JSP at info/activity booth during partner events in the community, as needed.
Minimum Requirements: Passion for the mission of the organization. Excellent communicator. Flexible. Willing to work independently and with a team. Willing to work hard outdoors and learn new skills that involve manual labor. Some college experience preferred (not required). Some experience in landscaping, trail maintenance, or related preferred (not required). Some experience in environmental or other education preferred (not required).
Compensation and Benefits: Primitive housing on park grounds is available but optional. Preference may be given to applicants who can commute from home due to limited housing during COVID-19. Some work may be completed remotely. We will work with you and your institution to offer internship/course credit. We encourage you to apply for internship funding through your institution, if available.
To Apply: Please send resume or CV, cover letter and references to Jeri K. Howell, Program
Director, at [email protected]. Due Monday, March 1 by 11:59 PM EST. Phone or in-person interviews will take place the week of March 8.
Questions: Jeri K. Howell at [email protected] or 502-352-7082
It’s Sculpture Saturday with Park Manager, Riley Fichter! This week, we check out Coral Penelope Lambert’s piece, Space Diamond. JSP’s exhibit changes all the time, and this sculpture is in the process of being installed in its new home! Visit JSP to find out where it gets installed. Learn more about Coral’s work at www.corallambertsculptor.com.
Learn more and donate at josephinesculpturepark.org. Thank you!
Sculpture Saturday is sponsored in-part by Expree Credit Union.
It’s the last nARTure Tuesday of 2020! Let’s show each other encouragement and support by sharing your nature-, art-, and nART-related new year resolutions in the comments. Jeri Katherine Howell shared her nART resolution to hike and nature journal at least once per week. Happy nARTure Tuesday and 2021!